LIBERTY LAKE, WASH. (3/13/12)--Spokane Teachers CU in Liberty Lake, Wash., has challenged 10 teams of local high school students to make a difference with $100.
Students were asked to form a team, pick a project, set a goal and submit their idea to the credit union. Ten finalists for the contest were announced Feb. 13 (The Spokesman-Review March 1).
Throughout March, the teams will document their projects and air YouTube videos demonstrating how they've used the $100.
The scope of the projects ranges from personal to local to international.
One team is raising money to help a local teen with leukemia. It used the $100 to buy supplies for a burger night fundraiser at a local restaurant.
Another team created a clothing store at a high school to help make clothes more affordable for local residents.
A member of one team serves on a board of a nonprofit that performs service work in Uganda. Her team hopes to raise $10,150 to dig a well in Buwambo, Uganda. They will use their $100 to promote a fundraiser.
In April, the public will vote to select three winners. First place will be awarded $2,500, second place gets $1,500; third place receives $1,000.